Some writers decide not to participate because there's too much going on during the holidays. Which is why for some of you, Camp NaNoWrimo might be a fantastic opportunity. Camp NaNoWrimo is similar to NaNoWrimo, except it takes place in two sessions, this year there is a session in April and one in July. After you sign up (which is free) you're placed into digital online cabins with other writers (or request someone specific if you're NaNo-ing with a friend). You can support your writerly cabin-mates by posting bunk messages, novel updates, and encouragement. Oh, and don't forget to update your wordcount as you write!
You can donate to the NaNoWriMo campaign put on by The Office of Letters and Light. Or, if you're not really an athletic person and have always wanted people to sponsor you sprinting (write sprinting that is), you can even set up a sponsorship page for writing! Have I mentioned that awesome Camp Store?
If you're a writer who is strongly considering participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time, Camp NaNoWriMo is an excellent practice round for success and for pacing. Believe me, the first time I did NaNoWriMo, I was in over my head.
So go on over, check it out, and sign up! Don't forget to add me as a friend!
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments below!